architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

David Collins Studio at the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

This is the final week of the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, with Thursday, June 9th, marking the last opportunity to visit the amazing rooms created by this year’s group of 21 talented designers. Today and tomorrow we follow the staircase from bottom to top starting with the dramatic entry.…
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Hope to See You!

Before we all start to wind down for summer, there are still quite a few local design events on the horizon, a couple of which I will be participating in. Next Wednesday marks the 2016 Spring Market at the D&D Building in NYC.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Brooke & Steve Giannetti on Patina Farm

Patina Farm is the realization of a dream that many only fantasize about. Living on a small lot in suburban Santa Monica, California, Brooke and Steve Giannetti had already recognized their love of land, natural materials and fine old world craftsmanship.…
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Happy Memorial Day and Sneak Peek

Wishing everyone a very happy Memorial Day weekend. While we celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season, let us also recognize who this holiday commemorates and take a moment to remember those who sacrificed their lives serving our country. Happy Memorial Day Be sure to stop back tomorrow for new At Home with video visit – sneak peek below!…
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Drake Anderson Kips Bay Bedroom

Inspiration for the Drake Anderson Kips Bay bedroom began on a trip the design partners took to London, where a state bed at the Victoria & Albert Museum captured their attention. Featuring the classic upholstery technique of gainage, the bed had all its intricate furniture details wrapped in fabric.…
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24 Hours in Boston

With many projects in the works, the last few months have been busy with filming, photographing and travel. I have a few favorite destinations to share, starting with the most recent. Last week, Susanna and I spent 24 hours in Boston for several events.…
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Sawyer Berson Kips Bay Show House Petit Salon

Influenced by one of the great examples of 1930’s Italian residential architecture, the Sawyer Berson Kips Bay Show House Petit Salon is a jewel of restrained elegance. The design vocabulary of Sawyer Berson is a wide ranging one, including both traditional and modern styles encompassing architecture, interiors and landscape projects.…
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Alex Papachristidis Kips Bay Show House Dining Room

Enter Alex Papachristidis‘ Kips Bay Show House dining room and you are transported to a tour de force of enchanting elegance. Shades of such early 20th century design titans as Elsie de Wolfe and David Adler and the high style of Mona von Bismarck are evident but you never completely lose sight that you are enveloped in a luxurious lair of modern living.…
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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

While in Ojai to film Brooke and Steve Giannetti at Patina Farm, Susanna and I were fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. It was such a stunning spot that I had to share a little glimpse of our overnight visit.…
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To Los Angeles and Back

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles and back with Susanna Salk that left us, as she describes it, “elated and exhausted.” In addition to filming several exciting At Home with videos, including Brooke and Steve Giannetti‘s magical Patina Farm in Ojai, Patina Farmwe were also working on an exciting new project – a book collaboration. …
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